Question by  fearlife (23)

How do you become a magistrate?

I'm curious about how much school is required.


Answer by  JaydeesLaydee (523)

You do not need a law degree to become one, but it certainly can't hurt, since a magistrate is like a policeman. Simply apply where there are jobs like this.


Answer by  alex11 (23)

Magistrates do not require any formal schooling being lay members of the judiciary. Continual training is available for those who apply and are accepted. This is needed for the continual changes in legislation and guidelines.


Answer by  Brad50 (128)

You can expect to spend at least four years in school if you are considering persuing a career as a magistrate. You will probably have more success if you get your Masters Degree though.


Answer by  patti (29325)

It depends on the requirements of the jurisdiction. Many magistrates are experienced attorneys, but some are city elders familiar with the law.

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